Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
For each of the years 2013 to 2017
1: How many Racist and Religiously aggravated hate crimes were reported to your force between 1st January and 31st December in each year
2: Of the Racially or Religiously aggravated hate crimes listed in Question 1 – how many were reports against one, or more, female victims. (Please do not include any reports in which a male victim was also included)
3: Of the Racially or Religiously aggravated hate crimes reported in Question 1 – how many of these resulted in at least one person being charged. (Please note - if someone was charged in a year following that in which the report was first made – please include the charge in the SAME year as the report was made)
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
2013 – 578
2014 – 731
2015 – 1132
2016 – 1873
2017 – 2173
2013 – 117
2014 – 181
2015 – 284
2016 – 523
2017 – 688
To note – the above is as per your request, female victims. It should not be taken that the victims of the other crimes in point 1 were male. There will be some crimes where the victim is unknown or there is no victim.
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2013 – 272
2014 – 296
2015 – 367
2016 – 396
2017 – 363
Additionally I have provided links to the Northumbria Police website below which further information on the reporting of and the types of hate crimes and what Northumbria Police have been doing to combat it. These are just a few instances and others can be found by simple research on https://www.northumbria.police.uk/